About Us

Welcome to Odyssey Notebooks LLC, a Bethesda, Maryland-based company dedicated to crafting exceptional stationery. Our mission is to provide individuals with a unique writing experience that combines quality, accessibility, and sustainability.


At Odyssey Notebooks, we understand the importance of premium materials. Our journey began when we recognized the scarcity of Tomoe River Paper in the United States. Determined to offer this exceptional paper, we secured the last batch of Tomoegawa paper available, solidifying our commitment to sourcing top-notch materials. In addition to Tomoe River Paper, we have carefully selected other outstanding papers to cater to diverse needs and preferences such as the Cosmo Air Light Paper or our 160gsm premium paper. 


Craftsmanship is at the heart of our production process. While our journey started with hand-bound prototypes, we have grown to collaborate with professional binders who bring their expertise to create notebooks that are premiumly made and standardized. Our notebooks are meticulously crafted, combining the art of hand-binding with the precision of modern techniques. We take pride in ensuring that every notebook lays flat when opened, providing a seamless writing experience.


In our pursuit of excellence, we also pay great attention to detail when it comes to printing. Instead of using digital printing methods, we employ a specialized technique called metal block printing. This process involves creating unique metal blocks for each page of a notebook, resulting in sharp, clear, and pixel-free printing. This meticulous approach guarantees ink distribution that is even and smooth, ensuring a pleasurable writing experience, particularly for fountain pen enthusiasts.


Ethics and sustainability are core principles that guide us. We prioritize vegan and cruelty-free materials in our binding processes, ensuring our products align with our values. Our packaging choices reflect our commitment to sustainability, utilizing eco-friendly materials or repurposing and upcycling old packaging. By maintaining stringent ethical guidelines throughout our production, we strive to create a positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve.


We are proud to be a woman-owned company, and our team of talented individuals, including 4 from the DMV area and around Philadelphia, brings diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.


Embark on your creative odyssey with Odyssey Notebooks. Explore our collection of thoughtfully crafted notebooks, designed to inspire self-expression and transform blank pages into extraordinary memories.